Felix Schwab1, Florian Schwarz1, Olaf Dietrich1, Konstantin Nikolaou1, Carmel Hayes2, Maximilian Reiser1, Daniel Theisen1
1Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Bavaria, Germany; 2Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany
Free breathing single-shot real-time protocols can be used for for functional cardiac imaging in cases of arrhythmia and when patients do not tolerate breath hold. This work investigate a volunteer study of several such protocols at 3 Tesla. Consistency with the gold standard cine protocols is found and SNR studies reveal significantly improved image quality as compared to 1.5 Tesla.